|"Live Through This, Part Three"|
|Publication date||October 26, 2011|
|Angel & Faith Season Nine #3|
"Live Through This, Part Two"
"Live Through This, Part Four"
|Published by||Dark Horse Comics|
|Editor(s)|| Scott Allie &|
|Cover artist(s)|| Steve Morris|
Rebekah Isaacs &
|Letterer(s)|| Richard Starkings &|
In the underbelly of London, where demons are coping with the lack of magic and the resulting changes to the natural hierarchy, Angel and Faith follow the first major lead in Angel’s quest… forcing him to reflect on his earliest days in Los Angeles.
Faith questioned if Angel thought about becoming human, and Angel replied that he had a lot of things to do and couldn't do them if he were human. He also said that the Shanshu was out of the question for the moment but Faith reminded him that now thanks to him and Buffy there were no more apocalypses and becoming human was what was coming for Angel. Angel hesitated for a moment, but he then replied that a stake in his heart was what would come for him eventually and until then he had work to do.
Faith wondered what Angel would do if Faith made him human. Would he reconcile with that or would he kill himself doing exactly the same thing that he did as a vampire?
Angel and Faith then interrogated many people who had purchased Mohra blood for various reasons. They met and came to an understanding that the Mohra blood had been on the market for a while. Some people got cured completely but some others were lost. Faith thought that there was a chance that some get the real thing while others were fooled, gave their money and got killed afterwards, because the blood was rare.
No one knew where Fraser got the blood, and they needed help, so they went to an old friend of Giles, who described himself as another old fool with a house full of rubbish and strange stories now that magic was lost. Now he had dedicated himself to collecting any vestige creatures that had remained in our reality and were in danger. He informed them that Mohra demons were warriors and they returned to their reality once they completed their task. If one had Mohra's blood, that meant that he had captured a Mohra demon and he needed lots of salt to feed him.
While Angel and Faith left his house, Faith received a call and told Angel she had to go because one of her slayers was in trouble. Angel offered his help, but Faith said that it was female trouble. She found two slayers in a bar, and they inform her that Nadira had lost it and she was in a fight with a bunch of guys. Faith bought drinks for the boys and she managed to stop the fight and drove Nadira out of the bar. She asked her what was wrong with her and Nadira replied that it was a slow night, no vampires to kill. Faith reminded her that she must not fight with humans since she was much stronger than them, and Nadira realized that she was wrong and wonders what was wrong with her. Faith tol her that it was just the Slayer in her; she was craving for a fight because she had power and she must let it out. As long as she had the power she would feel the need to use it, but Faith informed her that she must be smart about it. The girls then asked Faith to lead them as the more experienced one and told her that they trusted her, but Faith felt the burden of the responsibility and told them that she had to go.
While she left the girls, she realized that Giles' old friend had followed her. She got mad and asked him what he wanted, and he replied that he understood that Angel wanted to resurrect Giles but that it spelled danger for them all. Faith informed him that Angel wouldn't listen, but the man told her that he would listen to her. Faith felt the burden of responsibility again and wondered who made her responsible out of the blue. The old man replied, "my dear girl, you did!"
Faith and Angel went to an estate outside London in disguise where an auction of Mohra's blood was being held. They pretended to be clients and discussed with the others whether or not the blood was real. The auctioneer showed them a Mohra demon in captivity to prove the authenticity of his merchandise and Faith and Angel attacked. However, they were outnumbered, so Angel freed the Mohra Demon for help. The demon thanked Angel, but felt too weak to fight and decided to die with honor and committed suicide. With the demon gone, the only Mohra blood left was the vials that were to be sold at auction. Everybody in the building rushed towards the blood trying to take some, but Faith managed to get a couple of vessels, and right at that point, Pearl and Nash joined the "party," noticed Angel and attacked him in revenge for his betrayal. Angel realized that the two of them were eminating more power than the last time he met them, meaning that they had slaughtered more people.
Faith watched the two demons fighting Angel and understood why Nadira, as well Angel were so messed up because of them. She told herself that for 250 years he had been creating monsters, Drusilla, Spike, and even worse and then he had to deal with them. So she decided to help Angel get rid of those two specific monsters (Nash and Pearl) and then to get rid of a monster herself... meaning Angel.
- Faith reveals Giles had told her about the Shanshu Prophecy at some point.
- Faith recalls Giles had her infiltrating an estate outside London, as seen in "No Future For You."
- Faith Lehane
- Alasdair Coames
- Mal Fraser
- Rupert Giles (Only mentioned)
- Buffy Summers (Only mentioned)
- Reggie Banks (Only mentioned)
- Kurth (Only mentioned)
- Drusilla (Only mentioned)
- Spike (Only mentioned)
Organizations and Titles
- Ley Line War of '78 (Only mentioned)
Weapons and Objects
- Unidentified demon, beheaded by Faith.
- Two more unidentified demons, beheaded by Angel and Faith.
- A Mohra Demon, committed suicide by smashing his head jewel with a sword.
Behind the Scenes
Pop Culture References
- Faith wears an Alliance Starbid patch on her jacket.
- Nadira fights against various men with Arsenal Football Club uniforms.
- Faith refers to Obi-Wan Kenobi, the wise Jedi Knight from Star Wars.
- Faith compares Mohra Blood with Gatorade.
|Faith - Do me a favor. Start letting me in on your brilliant plans.|
|Angel - Sure. Soon as I start coming up with them more than two seconds in advance.|
|Faith - So... You ever think about it?.|
|Angel - What?|
|Faith - The Mohra blood. Using it to make yourself human again.|
|Angel - Nothing's changed. I still have to do things a human can't.|
|Faith - I'm sorry, were you not paying attention? Everything's changed. Giles told me about some prophecy. After you do your bit, you get to hang it up. Be a regular dude.|
|Angel - The Shanshu Prophecy. It's kind of off the table. Anyway, there's always an apocalypse.|
|Faith - Actually, there isn't. I mean, global warming, okay. But the hellmouth-opening, demon-vomitting apocalypse we deal with... Those can't happen anymore. Because of you and Buffy. Maybe it's time you got what's coming to you.|
|Angel - Faith ... I- "Happily Ever After" isn't what's coming for me. A stake through the heart is. Until then, I have things to do.|
|Faith - Long as you still know nerd-fu, you're our man. The watcher's files says you're the go-to guy on demon biology.|
|Alasdair - Oh, quite. I'd never believed the study of magic and the scientific method are mutually exclusive.|
|Faith - Your little naked guy's trying to fly down my shirt.|
|Faith - Time was I would've shown 'em my jugs. Can't decide if I've matured or just used to being rich.|
|Daphne - Aw c'mon, Faith. Don't cop out. Tell us what to do. You're the grown-up.|
|Faith - I'm the-- what? You're kidding, right? If I'm the grown-up, we're screwed.|
|Faith - He's not my "gentleman friend". But if that's why you're here, hate to break it to ya, you're a little old for me. Even though I'm friggin Obi-Wan Kenobi all of a sudden.|
|Alasdair - Oh dear, I have created the wrong impression. Perhaps I should just come out with it. Between the questions Angel asked, things I've heard about his activities and his keen interest in the Mohra blood, I have... Concerns. Rupert's death was a tragedy. But attempting to resurrect him would be a far greater one.|
|Faith - How'd you-- y'know what? Never mind. It's none o' your damn business.|
|Alasdair - On the contrary. The forces Angel tampers with could bring disaster... Even moreso in a world without magical defenses. He must give up his mad quest.|
|Faith - Heh. I want a front-row seat when you tell him that.|